August 23, 2011
A Libyan rebel shares his fancy-dress play with Gaddafi's wardrobe; Libya V. Iraq- let it not be the same as the Iraqi invasion this time; Internet returns to Libya; And that superhero in Egypt "Flagman" is appearing everywhere.
August 22, 2011
Goodbye Gaddafi, it's been memorable- traumatic for those involved, and cruelly entertaining for the rest; Keeping the Ramadan mood alive; and not forgetting that Somalia's hardships are not over just cause the media's covered them or Saudi is reaching out to them; Social Media's awakening backtracked; and Spiderman, aka Flagman, of Egypt is the people's hero
Ladies, he's just not that into you! How to recognize if your man wants you; An Israeli voice and solution on Gaza; Dubai the New York of Arabia; It might be Ramadan 'n' all, but should we forgive reckless behavior and public damage; and know your real rose water from diluted versions.
August 21, 2011
All Lebanon and a touch of Egypt (via Palestine): How I became a maid, tells a Madagascar woman of her trap into servant-hood in Lebanon; Admitting to being anti-social and still Lebanese; Swimming and beach tips for Lebanon (not that the Lebanese need help at tanning and keeping cool beach side); Transport Do's and Don't's for Lebanon's traffic conundrum.
The no-smoking ban in Beirut bodes badly for those who smoke only when in Beirut; A flight of fancy in advertising logo swapping to play with your default memory; What links the dead baby in Gaza to the bus shootings of Eilat? Trending tweets are anti-tweets and not 'liking' but hating; And a visual look at your genes.
August 20, 2011
Tourism scams from Egypt and Jordan to Europe and America; A top 50 of websites is something for the internet addicts i.e. everyone, from kid to Teta (Gran); Is Gaza an occupied entity within an occupied entity? Racism among Israeli youth is rampant according to survey; Israeli airstrikes v Militant rocket attacks'; And things Arabs born in the '80s pick up from the movies.
August 18, 2011
A foreign woman married into the Arab way of life may need a few pointers to fit in without misunderstanding or cultural no-no's and faux pas; Lebanese men try to do it bigger and better than others using billboards and balloons to say 'I love you'; Ramadan gifts!; Urine leakage not just problem for older women- dry tips; Tinted windows banned, shades OK?
In theatrical Gaddafi style will we see a dramatic departure? Will he fight, flee, or take a bow? An anonymous internal Libyan government source has leaked this breaking news and reveals that he intends to take his family and flee to Venezuela. But all is not quiet on the Egypt/ Israel front with trouble in Sinai kicking off. And Jordan's criminal tycoon's homecoming
August 17, 2011
Was Baalbak constructed by extraterrestrial life, and was it used by Aliens as a landing pad? Occupied or sleepy, or sleepy when occupied: The Palestinian condition; When 911 does not save your neck; Designer Shisha pipes; Another Beirut explosion is plain suspicious; And NATO's conspiracy against Libyan rebels uncovered!
The only Muslim to fast 21 hours is a Lebanese man in Greenland!; A review on typical clients- the Good the Bad and the Ugly; ancient olive tree in the UAE; Ramadan in Somalia's Famine- Muslims should not remember them only at Ramadan, but are enjoined to give more this season.
August 16, 2011
The dream of getting married for some dictates the path of life chosen; More Google Acquisitions- soon there will be Google Supermarkets!; Dying ants - colored ants not dead ones; Mubarak's children are kicking up a fight.
A smart way to inspire kids into learning the events of the Koran- using lego figures and settings - tents and towns to depict Koranic history; A walk down Ramadan lane or Row; a teenage American girl sells her soul for a burger- clearly still to learn about self-restraint and denial from material pleasures.
August 15, 2011
Just how different UK riots were from anything resembling the Arab Spring; It's Mary Day - a national holiday in Lebanon, or the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven; A tale of two school girls (in a Coptic school); Remembering the Pakistani floods last year; Facebook as marketing tool can encourage entry to prize-draws- the benefits of 'like'.
How to do Ramadan - enjoying the month in style but without getting carried away by the extra cover charges or Ramadan deals; Ferraris for Enzo RIP; What do Saudi employers seek in a CV that's any different from the norm; Squabbling over left-over food.
August 14, 2011
How to flirt when separated by doors, walls and veils; The Wasta or Friendly Connection to a Job is not the preserve of the Middle East-here's looking at you, UK ; the new Lebanese movie by the maker of Caramel; Yoga while fasting; Paying respects to a pioneer woman minister in changing Egypt; And a pregnant Palestinian chocolate-craving woman is expecting a girl.